Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Summer Piano Lessons

Can you believe it? SUMMER? :)  It's just around the corner!!

Please let me know if you plan on studying piano with me this summer. My private lesson schedule will change,so you will need to reserve a spot.  I will be teaching privately Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday this summer beginning the week of July 2nd.  I will be teaching group piano at CMC Monday, Wednesday and Friday beginning the week of July 9th.

Spring term ends the week of June 4th for private students.If I owe you a lesson, I will be offering makeups the week of June 11th.

I will be teaching Blues Piano Camp from 06/18 to 06/29 at CMC. I will be able to teach a few private lessons these two weeks, primarily in the early evenings.

Spring term at CMC ends June 16. 

The final spring piano recitals are June 17th at 5:00 and 6:30.

Please email, call, or talk to me in person if you have questions!

Teacher Zita :)

Blues Piano Summer Camp

Summer Blues Piano Camp

Summer is just around the corner! Kids, spare your parents the "I have nothing to, so bored" blues! Come to piano blues camp!

If you've had just one year of piano, you can enroll in Beginning Blues Piano: June 18th through June 22nd. 7 to 9 year olds from 10 a.m. to 12 noon; 10 to 13 year olds from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

If you've taken blues camp before, or know the 12-bar blues in C, you can enroll in my Continuing Blues Piano camp: June 25th to June 29th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Contact the Community Music Center to sign up! :)

Runners Up!

I have chosen several runners up in the Grand Staff Poster Contest.

I wrote "runner up" in the comment beneath the picture of your poster.  You are entitled to
a special runner up prize! Be sure and let me know if I don't mention it. I didn't have
names for all of the posters (to be anonymous for voting), so I don't recall who belongs
to each and every poster!

Good job everyone! Please display your poster proudly near your piano to help you
remember your musical notes! :)

Teacher Zita

Grand Prize Winner!

Congratulations, Elisa Garcia-Mead! You are the grand prize winner of a $10 gift certificate to Portland Music Company.

While I had many fantastic grand staff posters, Elisa's stood out
from the rest with her clever idea of writing the note names off to the side
and then covering them with a decorative piece of cardboard. This way,
she could try to name the notes while they were covered and then check
her answer by lifting the cardboard.

Thank you Elisa and everyone who participated in the contest!! :)

Teacher Zita

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Hi students! A number if you have told me you can't make comments in this blog. I need to look into that! In the meantime, please email me at: pianoteacherpdx@yahoo.com and tell me the number of the poster on my blog you wish to vote for.

I am so proud of all of you! Please put your poster near your piano - it will help you remember your note names and be a better pianist!

More to come!

:) Teacher Zita

Friday, May 11, 2012







Let the Voting Begin!!

The Grand Staff Posters have been submitted! Please take a look at all of them and vote for the one which you think is most outstanding! Look for creativity, accuracy (correct notes) and uniqueness. You can vote by commenting "I choose this one!" underneath the poster you like. Grand prize goes to the poster with the most votes. There will be runners-up too! And all grand staff poster artists get a small prize for just making one! :) Teacher Zita